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Are there any websites that hire people to type up written documents?

I would like to find work typing out manuscripts and books. I don't want to edit them. If I see a typo, I may correct it, but I am not an editor. I can turn a written document into a typed one. Does ...
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Article was not published within agreed time, how do you avoid/handle this situation?

Recently I ran into a situation where an accepted article (by an online publication) was not published the month it was agreed on. The article had time-sensitive paragraphs for events that would ...
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Can a semi-experienced writer, freelancer or entry administrator use AI writers at work?

There are premium AI software everywhere, which could help businesses to expediate their work. Do businesses allow their employees to use AI writers even if they have good English skills? I am just ...
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Is Duosuma really free and if so what exactly is one able to do and not able do with it for free?

https://writing.stackexchange.com/a/442/49757 says "For tracking short stories and direct submissions to publishers, use Duotrope, a free online tool that contains every market you've ever heard ...
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Medium platform - how do you withdraw your draft article from consideration at a publication?

I am new to Medium and submitted a link of my draft article to a Medium publication 4 days ago (via an online form). I have not heard back from the editor with a decision. I want to submit the link of ...
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Is it illegal to provide samples from previous published work?

I am a ghostwriter and I am currently looking for a new job. I have come across an article writing career. I am currently in the process of filling out an application and one of the questions asks me ...
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How to Mention the Use of Pseudonym when Cold Pitching

I'm looking to gain experience writing for blogs. To do this, I plan on cold pitching a list of bloggers with guest post ideas. Only, I'd like to publish the posts under a pen name. I don't want the ...
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What is a self expression article called?

I've been blogging for a while and I only write my thoughts and opinions on topics such as world peace, social matters, art & culture, and various other topics. I want to make a living writing ...
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What are some genuine sites for content writing? [duplicate]

What are some good genuine sites on the web for paid freelance content writing, proof-reading etc.? Even though I do not have any degree in journalism (full-time or part-time), I believe I have a ...
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Writing as a second job [closed]

A lot of people here aren't professional writers, but write in their own free time or for their own pleasure. It's not uncommon, though, wanting (or dreaming) to make "something more" out of it, ...
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How should I calculate the rate for a book I am writing as a co-author?

I work full time as a writer and a friend and long time collaborator of mine has asked whether I can help co author their book. This job would entail two or three evenings a week on top of my job. I ...
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How to get started as a freelancer?

I'm a fairly prolific writer and have been published by several free publications and journals, and I want to try my hand at freelancing. The only problem is that none of the freelance platforms I ...
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How to get opinion freelance articles accepted?

I have had a similar experience about six or seven times: I email an editor, and, after several dozen times of pitching articles to various of editors, I get a response. They find my pitch interesting,...
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What´s the best path to writing a blog about technology?

I've been reading a book about how to write from the really ground up, but this book doesn't teach how to compound a chapter. I wanna write for my own blog, but I wanna do it by posting chapters. What ...
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freelance writing: how much of a test for a job would be considered actual work done for free?

I'm a freelance writer. Sometimes people ask me to write samples as a test. I notice that sometimes the test itself takes too long and makes me suspicious. I've had a lot of disappointing engagements. ...
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How much to charge for a blog post in the UK?

I have a client who is based in London who wants between 500-1000 word blog post written each week. How, much should I charge? The blog post will have a few images in it. The quality should be high ...
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Writer's Market

Is Writer's Market a viable place for a freelance editor to find possible clients? As I understand it, the book is geared towards writers finding agents/publishers, but I've never even paged through a ...
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How long does it take to write a 1000 word SEO topic? [closed]

A potential client is asking me to quote a per piece rate for a 1000 word SEO topic. According to him, it should look like natural writing to a search engine, but doesn't necessarily have to be great ...
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What does an internship for freelance writing entail?

Recently, I had a terrific interview with a company based in L. A. that promotes events and recommends fun things to do. I don't know if they will offer me an internship, but if they do, what would my ...
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Should I have my work edited by a freelance editor before seeking publication?

I have a friend who is a freelance editor and I was planning on employing her to look over my novel before shopping it out to publishers. However, I don't know if publishers like this or not. Do they ...
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Would Office Open XML or OpenDocument Format be better for my needs?

A Quick Note I asked if this was an okay topic over on Meta, and they said it should be okay, as long as I "describe the writing-related context -- what you're writing, who (if anybody) you're ...
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What's the best way to break into freelance writing?

Are there any good books or Web sites to help get started? I've always had a desire to write and would like to try it out, in this age of the Internet is that the best way to go or are magazines and ...
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How do you determine whether you know enough to write on a topic?

I guess that title sounds very abstract and "meta." But it points to a real issue that has interfered with my desire to get published and paid as a writer. For background, I have been a writer in ...
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How can I sell articles about TV shows online?

I am a writer, and I write mostly articles about tv shows. How can I sell them? I researched the freelance content marketplace, but I mostly just found the general sites like fiverr, freelancer, ...
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How can I freelance remotely for overseas advertising agencies as a writer?

How can I freelance remotely for overseas advertising agencies as a writer? Is there a site that caters for such a thing? The idea excites me and as a writer, I'm able to liaise with clients and ...
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How to determine if a freelance writing website is reputable and provides assignments that are worthwhile?

I know of the sites Elance, guru and Odesk for finding freelance writing work. I am interested in finding others. How can I search for them? Is there a list or resource anywhere? When I find sites ...
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How to determine rates to charge as a freelance writer

While I have a few articles published, they were easy fixed rates. Today, however, I've received this email (identifying details removed): We need a writer to put together descriptions of ---------...
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Press Kit proof-read in exchange for an app license?

I would like to find someone who would proof-read a Press Kit of an Mac OS X app in exchange for a license. Do you know any website / service where I could find some English native speaker, ideally ...
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Finding freelance work

My partner is trying to get more freelance web copywriting work and as an avid StackOverflow user I thought I would try to see what the fantastic stackexchange community thinks. There has to be ...
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What can I earn as a technical writer or technical editor?

I've been a computer programmer for thirty years and an expert in some niches. I was a technical editor before that. I'd like to be a free-lance editor again if the pay is right. How does a ...
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